Known as Haadu Maataadu, the programme makes use of easy poetry to disseminate values-based studying to pre-schoolers in rural Karnataka
Akashvani Bengaluru, which is a part of All India Radio (AIR), not too long ago aired 11 nursery rhymes in Kannada. They have been was a part of Haadu Maataadu, a programme for pre-school anganwadi kids in Karnataka, and the response has been encouraging.
There are 65,000 anganwadis in Karnataka, with round 16 lakh kids. “We thought Kannada rhymes could be a great way to introduce the pre-schoolers to studying,” says N Raghu, assistant director — programmes, Akashvani. Raghu scripted and introduced the programme that was aired throughout AIR’s varied radio stations. “We thought a toddler’s first publicity to studying may very well be melodious and in a language that they’re accustomed to,” he provides.
AIR Bengaluru’s programme government, SR Bhat, impressed the method, Raghu notes. “I received maintain of an outdated ebook of Kannada rhymes that we had introduced out way back. It had 120 rhymes, and none of them have been being taught in colleges. The rhymes have been easy and spoke of on a regular basis issues. They have been significant and with optimistic elements that will make tiny tots assume and be taught,” Bhat remarks.
The present’s format was designed to maintain younger kids engaged with sing-alongs, in order that they’ll act and dance whereas reciting. Raghu introduced in composer Praveen D Rao to attain the music contemplating his earlier work in comparable initiatives. “I took a few week to set the 11 rhymes to music,” says Praveen, “I loved doing this. Serving to kids on their preliminary path of studying with music makes it straightforward and pleasant.”
Bhat says he’s pleased that the programme has reached its focused rural Karnataka viewers, most of whom, he provides, can solely afford radios.